Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
I saw Richard Ford at BookExpo America last spring,
and I sent Myv this picture of him.
He looks good and his new book,
"Let Me Be Frank with You," came out November 4.
This is Myv's front yard. The shed decomposing to the left
of the picnic table is the first cabin built on this site.
To the right is the kitchen for that cabin.
Here is Myv's cabin and, of course,
her big and exuberant puppy, Desmond.
Myv took this photo before the snowstorm.
Monday, October 27, 2014
The massive London Terrace complex, in Chelsea,
between 9th and 10th Avenues,
on 23rd and 24th Streets.
Before our neighborhood gas station was demolished
to make room for more luxury apartments,
some artists erected this installation.
A window maker's completely fetching storefront.
Three loading dock bay openings tell stories we can only guess at.
And so much amazing graffiti it was hard to stop looking and get to the meeting on time...
"Speak your mind" pretty much says it all!
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Everything and everyone adapts with age.
Even this oak found a way to surmount a host of obstacles,
not the least of which are the eroding cliff
it helps to shore up
and the hunk of rock that its root system worked around
for our photographing pleasure.
"My makeup team is nominated
for 'Best Special Effects'."
- Do we need to like our looks to be holistically happy?
- If we accept aging, will we then like our appearance?
- Is attitude subject to the same timeline as aging? Perhaps I, too, will someday like what’s before me in the mirror?
- Is it fair to ask an old person or a fat person to celebrate their body? In other words, how independent are we from the social norms that shape us? And isn’t my aesthetic, formed long ago, still valid even if I no longer reflect my own aesthetic?
Atul Gawande: "Our reverence for independence
takes no account of the reality of what happens in life."
'Live for now'
"The story of aging is the story of our parts."
— Atul Gawande
"The mantra was: live for now."
"We're caught in a transitional phase."
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
The woodworking patriarch loved to spend time on Spirit IIwhich is docked on Lake Champlain.Among the many pieces he made for Spirit II is this table.
Here are three more sculptures (of many) that we discovered on
the trails at the marble quarry.
The marble undies are just one of the items on the clothesline below.
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
This is where I watch the sun come up.
- S’mores ingredients. Check.
- Hat and gloves. Check.
- Running shoes. Check.
- Walking stick. Check.
- Travel mug. Check.